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How Does Title I Support Students & Families?

How does Title I support students?
Title I Schools set annual goals for school improvement, measure student progress using Alabama State Standards, and provide programs and services beyond what the district usually provides. Such as:

    • Providing supplemental academic programs and resources
    • Providing additional supports during the school day
    • Supporting teachers with professional development and job embedded coaching in the content areas to improve instruction
    • Providing liaisons to support students and families
    • Providing additional Preschool programs in Title I schools
    • Providing tutoring before or after school or during the summer

How does Title I support families?
Schools are required to plan how they will involve parents in the education of their children. Each school must write, with the help of parents, a school Family Engagement Plan.  The school’s Family Engagement Plan describes how schools and families work together to help children succeed.  Schools also work with parents to develop a School Compact that serves as a contract between caregivers and the school committing to support the student through a partnership where both parties prioritize student achievement.  Schools must include parents in decisions about how to better meet the needs of their students, improve education in their schools, use Title I funds to build the capacity of parents and staff, and increase student achievement.

  • Some ways Title I funds may be used to support parents, build capacity, and include parents in decision making include:
    • Host activities to help families with assisting their children with learning
    • Build parent capacity to support their child’s learning 
    • Provide childcare during meetings and school activities
    • Offer parenting classes (literacy, math, social emotional needs, and more)
    • Provide parent resources to assist with learning at home
    • Provide regular parent teacher conferences at times convenient for the caregiver
    • Ensure parents are provided access to important information in their native language when needed